Get Your Own Personalised Millions Missing Poster For ME Awareness Month
#MEAwarenessMonth is coming up in May and I thought, since many of us cannot go to the live events in person, I'd like to help my fellow people with ME (pwME) to raise awareness online by offering you personalised Millions Missing posters!
I know you are an incredibly creative and driven group of people, but I also know that many are too ill to use their skills and talents as they would like to and cognitive dysfunction as well as physical incapacity often makes using a device or learning new things very difficult. So I hope this free community service will be helpful to you.
Personalised Millions Missing Posters!
Click on the above examples to zoom in.
You can see the entire collection here.
How It Works
Your poster will have your photo and your text on it.
You simply fill in a short form and email me your photo, it will probably take about 5 minutes.
Then, once I've made your poster, I will send it to you via email.
If you'd like me to create one for you, just click here to request yours:
PLEASE NOTE: This is a free service to the ME community, done manually by me. It is not an official ME Action Network project, but I am volunteering my time and energy to help the community. Please keep in mind that I am just one person and I too have Severe ME. I will gladly provide this service for as long as I can manage it and reserve the right to discontinue it at any time. I thank you for your patience and understanding. - Char (Chronically Hopeful)
Please note that by using this free service, you agree that your posters will be shared publicly, by me and others, on social media and possibly on printed posters as part of the Millions Missing awareness campaigns.
You may use your poster whenever you wish, you do not have to wait for my permission or for ME Awareness days to share it.
I understand that some people are in vulnerable positions and cannot be identified publicly. You may still contribute anonymously.
If you do not wish to show your face, you may send a representative image instead. You could send a photo of your view from your bed in the "ME Perspective" style or send a photo of an empty pair of shoes you no longer wear.
If you do not wish to use your real name, you may use a nickname or initials.
Your email address will not be shared publicly, it is only needed to contact you about your poster, if necessary, and to send the completed poster to you.
Contribute To Other Awareness Campaigns
I have a few other awareness campaigns you may be interested in contributing towards. These campaigns include quotes from patients with ME. The graphics in these campaigns are not sent to you once created, but you can access the entire collection online. See details below.
The "Effects Of ME" Campaign
In 2017 I created the "Effects of ME" campaign for ME Awareness month in May. Quotes are collected from patients about how ME affects their daily life. They are asked to complete the sentence "You know you have ME when..." in their own words. The resposes show, in a practical way, ME's debilitating effects on even the most ordinary parts of our daily lives. All quotes in this series are anonymous.
The "Severe ME Is..." Campaign
In 2018 I created the "Severe ME is..." campaign for Severe ME Day in August. For this series, severely ill patients are asked to complete the sentence "Severe ME is..." in their own words. The response I got was powerful and heartbreaking. A very vivid look at the suffering this illness causes. For this series patients may choose to share their identity or remain anonymous. You must be housebound or bedridden to participate in this series.
I'd like to thank everybody who has contributed to these awareness campaigns and shared their stories. Your openness and honesty about the devastating effects of this illness is helping to educate the public as well as showing other patients that they are not alone.
Share Your Whole Story
Visit this page to see how you can be featured. Once again, you may remain anonymous if you prefer not to be identified when sharing your story.